Average Bench: 57% (617th of 1420)

Based on 79,299 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7100 CPU @ 3.90GHz
Poor: 33%Average: 57% Great: 69%
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7100 averaged 43.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 73.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 93.8Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7100 is 35.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7100 performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 252Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 249Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 79,299 samples)
Min Avg Max
31.6 Memory 73.3 92.7
56.6 1-Core 93.8 112
100 2-Core 167 200
64.6% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
141 4-Core 235 290
159 8-Core 249 295
32% 242 Pts
Min Avg Max
168 64-Core 252 297
15.6% 252 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 108
2-Core 205
74% 131 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 302
40% 299 Pts
64-Core 300
19% 300 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 110
2-Core 202
74% 131 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 283
36% 273 Pts
64-Core 277
17% 277 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 74
1-Core 101
2-Core 175
68% 117 Pts
4-Core 286
8-Core 272
38% 279 Pts
64-Core 288
18% 288 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 72.7
54% 78.8 Pts
4-Core 189
8-Core 257
28% 223 Pts
64-Core 244
15% 244 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz
Memory 74
1-Core 88.9
2-Core 161
63% 108 Pts
4-Core 235
8-Core 244
32% 239 Pts
64-Core 243
15% 243 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $117 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i3-7100 Builds (Compare 5,096 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus H110M-K

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $227

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-7100 Processor (3M Cache, 3.90 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi3-7100
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache3 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$117.00
Clock Speed3.90 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP51 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.10 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

Kaby Lake 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i3 processor...

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2 months ago.

It's okay. Not the best for gaming, or 3D tasks. Only for web-surfing, email checking. Little 3D works, but not too much!


Good

3 months ago.

this is very good for doing usual web browsing. it can play 4k video, run google chrome very good and will almost never reach 100%.


Good

19 days ago.

Can run GTA 5, CS:GO, FORTNITE(160 fps) etc


Good

5 months ago.

not the best out there, but a strong little potato, runs more games than you would think, if a little low on framerates


Excellent

3 months ago.

It is a cheap option if u dont have money to spend and also it does a great job


Good

10 months ago.

for way cheaper the amd ryzen 3 2200g beats the crap out of this processor thus making the core i3 obsolete right now


Good

5 years ago.

I have this cpu in my main gaming pc its a great budget gaming cpu


Good

19 months ago.

hate the fact it has 2 cores only


Good

10 months ago.

It has some interesting details. Switching from i5 6500 to try it on for size (in terms of speed primarily(.


Good

3 years ago.

beautiful option in cheap budget


Terrible

6 years ago.

it low for 4k


Average

4 years ago.

dpf-hp


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